Outside the Box

10 Apr

What do you get when you take a best-selling picture book author’s poems and combine them with a Caldecott winner’s illustrations?


This is a collection of edgy, affirming, silly, and poignant verse. The book looks like  Shel Silverstein book. I suspect that’s intentional because it is dedicated to him. “The Shel S. , who encouraged every child to play with words, and in doing so, encouraged them to learn how to love, fight, and reach others with words as well”

The poems play with typography, talk about awkward situations, and allow readers to use their imagination. Here are a few samples. Enjoy.

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2 Responses to “Outside the Box”

  1. shaggerspicchu April 10, 2014 at 7:24 am #

    OoooO I love this poems!

    • shaggerspicchu April 10, 2014 at 7:25 am #

      it is late here…. OoooO I love these poems. I need to get a copy!

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